Zenit vs Lyon 10/20/2015 UEFA Champions League Preview,Odds & Prediction
Lyon vs Zenit
Tuesday 20th October 2015 14:45(ET)
The Line: Zenit 9/10 Draw 13/5 Lyon 7/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; ESPN; Fox Sports
Andrea Villa Boas continues to rebuild his reputation throughout Europe with his stellar work with Zenit who have opened their Champions League campaign with an impressive win in Valencia and a home win over Gent. Struggling a little bit domestically though Zenit have fallen ten points behind CSKA, hurt by recent rules that have curtailed the amount of foreign players within Russian squads Zenit are coming to terms with the changes now and should continue to improve in their own league while holding their own in European competition. With a couple of quality strikers Hulk and Dyzuba this is a team that is going to be difficult to beat, Witsel, Garcia and Dani will provide the creativity from midfield.
Lyon come into this game off the back of a good result against Monaco. Lyon are a tough team to play against and their draw in Monaco is a great result for a young team. Lacazette has alot of pressure on his shoulders as their star player and man goalscorer. Former Manchester United defender Rafael, France midfielder Valbuena and center half Jallet do take some of the leadership off the young center forward but at the end of the day Lacazette needs to start scoring more if Lyon are going to compete in the league and in Europe.
For me Zenit are one of the best plays of Tuesday night and I will be taking the Russians on a max bet as I see them being far too strong for a Lyon side who are lacking thats strenght in depth needed to compete on several fronts.